As the weather cools down and fun in the sun seems to be a distant memory, you might be turning to your old slippers and a snuggly doona to bring you comfort this coming winter. And while that’s great and probably well deserved, rather than just hiding under the doona and spending the next few months indoors binging increasingly bad quality content why not also treat yourself to an outdoor massage spa and say goodbye to those winter blues!
Massage spas are brilliant in all seasons but are especially good for keeping you well in winter. You can get some vital vitamin D and fresh air and indulge in some deep relaxation in the comfort of your garden, deck or yard, and all with minimum effort. No driving to get a massage and having to worry about following about social distancing rules and regulations, just head outdoors and hop in! Massage spas not only help your tight and stressed muscles to unwind, but the heat of a hot tub can help with circulation and steam can bring relief to painful sinus issues which can plague the winter months.
Benefits of Massage Spas
Massage spas offer many of the benefits of a massage, with the added benefits from immersion in beautifully warm bubbly water. The heat from the spa as well as the massage from the jets, offers some serious health benefits such as:
- Relief from muscle spasms, pain and tension by helping muscles to relax
- The heat and the massage jets also help release toxins and improves the appearance of your skin
- They can also help with mental health as a warm massage can significantly reduce stress and anxiety
- Massage spas help to improve blood circulation and flow of energy, vitally important in winter
- They also help to you to sleep
Regular massage spa sessions can melt away tension, ease muscle stiffness and increase circulation and metabolism. The premise behind the benefits of massage spas is that the direct heat and gentle massage from the jets relaxes muscles, allowing muscles to relax gently including deeper muscle layers. The heat from the hot tub expands blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. The heat and massage jets also have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation, encouraging better and deeper sleep. You can have a massage spa at any time of the day or evening and they’re a great way to look after yourself in winter.
Keeping Fit in Winter
Massage spas are also a great help if you’re determined to keep fit during winter. There’s nothing better to help avoid joint and muscle pain after a workout than to immerse yourself in a relaxing massage spa. And, to help you out, we’ve put together this list of Six Winter Workouts you can do at home!
1 – Yoga: Give your mind and body a workout with yoga. Yoga can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue and improves strength and flexibility through a variety of asanas (poses). It’s also an ideal indoor cross-training activity for more cardio-intense activities like some of the workouts below. And one of the great things about yoga is that there’s a style to suit just about anyone’s needs and interests and you can find heaps of free classes on YouTube.
2 – Pilates: If you want to define your core and increase flexibility, strength training through Pilates is a great option. The exercises are designed to condition the body, with an emphasis on building core strength, and improve balance. Again, you can find plenty of free classes to suit all levels on YouTube.
3 – Resistance training: No need to venture outside — a gym isn’t required for this workout and the aim is to improve strength and endurance with just body resistance alone. Try this workout to get a heart-pumping resistance workout without any equipment needed.
4 – Dance it out! Though barre-based workouts to Zumba and more, you can find the perfect dance class for you online any time.
5 – Boxing – Get your dukes up and find a boxing class online. You can shadow box, or you might want to invest in gloves and a punching bag and box up a storm outdoors.
6 – If you want an intense workout with seemingly simple moves then give plyometrics a try. Plyometrics workouts incorporate explosive movements like tuck jumps, jumping jacks, and single-leg hops to improve cardio endurance and strength. For a great at-home option, check out the Insanity Workouts.
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